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Reports of PS3 Firmware 3.0 Locking Out Knock-off Controllers


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277w ago - Well, here's a bit of a curious situation... as [Register or Login to view links] reports, it wasn't long after the PS3 Firmware 3.0 went live that the first reports of problems started cropping up.

One particularly nagging issue being that some controllers (specifically the CECHZC2H Ceramic White DualShock3) seemed to be locked out of the console once the update was installed.

To quote: After hashing it out a bit on the official PlayStation 3 forum, however, users apparently determined that the controllers in question were in fact knock-offs and not official Sony product, which raises some different but just as interesting questions.

Namely, is Sony locking the knock-offs out on purpose, or is firmware 3.0 just too much for them to handle? For its part, Sony doesn't seem to be saying anything on the matter just yet.



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#3 - broy4686 - 277w ago
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i've got a feeling sony will fix this soon, along with the other issues 3.0 seems to have caused..

#2 - biglouie47 - 277w ago
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nope not even with a usb cable does it work, but its a sigh of relief to know it was the update causing this and not the system itself. that's what you get for trying to save a couple of bucks..

#1 - Transient - 277w ago
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Does anyone have one of these? Does it work when connected via cable?

That's kinda scarey as I almost bought one of those, but changed my mind when Amazon put them on sale (plus I had a $10 off coupon) which made it cheaper to buy from there.

 

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